Norsk filminstitutt

When Charlotte, 27, meets her brother Henrik, 35, for the first time as an adult, it becomes an encounter without boundaries, between two people who don't know what a normal family is. How does sibling love manifest itself if you have never experienced it before? Homesick is an unusual family drama about seeking a family, and breaking every rule to be one.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2015
Release date (national):
2015-03-27
Release date (international):
2015-01-24
Production company:
Maipo Film AS
Producer:
Synnøve Hørsdal
Åshild Ramborg
Line producer:
Mina Holdhus
Sales agent:
TrustNordisk ApS

Director

  • Anne Sewitsky

    Anne Sewitsky (b. 1978) studied directing at the Norwegian Film School, graduating in 2006 with the short Hjertekutt as her diploma film. Her first film after graduating, the short Oh, My God! was given special mention by the children's jury, and awarded the Special Prize of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerkin in the Generation Kplus programme of the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival. Her feature film debut came in 2010 with the comedy Sykt Lykkelig (Happy, happy), which was awarded the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011. Her second feature film followed shortly: The children's drama Jørgen + Anne = Sant (Totally True Love) premiered at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival, opening the Generation Kplus programme that year, with a great reception. The film was also a winner with Norwegian critics and audiences alike. Sewitsky has also worked in television, directing four episodes of the popular dramaseries Himmelblå for the Norwegian Broadcasting Company NRK in 2008, as well as four episodes of Koselig med peis, an 8-episode dramaseries produced by Tordenfilm AS, and aired by NRK in early 2011. Filmography: Totally True Love (Jørgen + Anne = Sant) (2011), feature Koselig med peis (2011), television series Happy Happy (Sykt lykkelig) (2010), feature Himmelblå (2008), television series Oh, My God! (2008), short Hjerteklipp (2006), short (graduation-film NFS)

    Anne Sewitsky

Cast

Bjørn:
Terje Strømdahl
Kirsten:
Kari Onstad
Anna:
Anneke von der Lippe
Marte:
Silje Storstein
Charlotte:
Ine Marie Wilmann
Henrik:
Simon J. Berger
Dag:
Oddgeir Thune
Elin:
Marianne Vassbotn Klasson

Awards

2016:
Kanon Award for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role, to Ine Marie Wilmann

Festivals

2015:
Sundance Film Festival
2015:
Göteborg International Film Festival
2015:
Transilvania International Film Festival
2015:
ArtFilmFest International Film Festival
2015:
Scandinavian Film Festival, Australia
2015:
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival
2015:
Toronto International Film Festival
2015:
International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg
2015:
Philadelphia Film Festival
2015:
Sao Paulo International Film Festival
2015:
European Film Forum Scanorama
2015:
Noordelijk Film Festival
2016:
TIFF - Tromsø International Film Festival
2016:
Istanbul Modern

Crew

Director:
Anne Sewitsky
Screenplay:
Ragnhild Tronvold
Anne Sewitsky
Cinematographer:
Daniel Voldheim
Camera:
Endre Eken Torp
Editor:
Christoffer Heie
Composer:
Ginge Anvik
Other Music:
Nat King Cole
Bon Iver
Truls
Aurora Aksnes
ProductionDesigner:
Lina Nordqvist
Prop Master:
Louise Andersson
Costume Designer:
Bente Ulvik
Makeup artist:
Therese Gaarde
Sound Design:
Bent Holm
Sound engineer:
Peter Albrechtsen
Sound Recording:
Mads Olsen
First assistant director:
Binne Thoresen
Script:
Gjyljeta Berisha
Casting:
Yngvill Kolset Haga
Choreographer:
Marit Dalva
Still photographer:
Erik Aavatsmark

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:2,39
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
102'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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